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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Surface Water Management Area Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 220]
Review 678
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 7/1/2001
Review Announcement
Pursuant to Executive Order Number Twenty-five (1998), the Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the State Water Control Board, will review the Surface Water Management Area regulation (9 VAC 25-220-10 et seq.). The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order Number Twenty-five (1998).

The purpose of these regulations is to (i) protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth, (ii) protect the beneficial uses of the streams of the Commonwealth by identifying areas that may be impacted by low flows during drought periods and by designating those areas as Surface Water Management Areas, (iii) provide a coordinated approach in managing and allocating the limited surface water resources of the Commonwealth during periods of low flow, and (iv) ensure that water supply sources are protected and managed wisely.

The department and the board are seeking public comment on the review of any issue relating to these regulations including whether (i) the regulations are effective in achieving their goals; (ii) the regulations are essential to protect the health, safety of welfare of citizens or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (iii) there are less burdensome and less intrusive alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; and (iv) the regulations are clearly written and easily understandable by the affected persons.

Comments on the above are welcome and will be accepted until July 9, 2001. Comments should be sent to Terry D. Wagner, Department of Environmental Quality, Post Office Box 10009, 629 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23240-0009, (804) 698-4043, fax (804) 698-4032, or email (Note: Please include your full name and mailing address in the email.)
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 6/18/2001
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 7/9/2001

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (10/9/2001)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line